The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 177 165 156
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.73% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 1.31% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 30 11 20
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £28,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,150 £40,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
MCSA
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1172 917 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.64% 25.08% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 919 715 688
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -9 30 £38,750 +29.16% 2
Wakefield -5 1 £21,000 -47.50%
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (88.54%) Windows
3 83 (86.46%) MCSE
4 75 (78.13%) Microsoft
5 59 (61.46%) VMware
6 56 (58.33%) Citrix
7 54 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 52 (54.17%) Cisco
9 49 (51.04%) SAN
9 49 (51.04%) MS Excel
10 47 (48.96%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (48.96%) CCNA
11 46 (47.92%) Active Directory
12 45 (46.88%) MS Exchange
13 40 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
14 34 (35.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (32.29%) Linux
15 31 (32.29%) ITIL
16 30 (31.25%) Clustering
16 30 (31.25%) Firewall
17 29 (30.21%) MCITP
18 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (27.08%) Load Balancing
19 26 (27.08%) TCP/IP
20 25 (26.04%) CheckPoint
21 24 (25.00%) CCNP
22 22 (22.92%) MPLS
22 22 (22.92%) OSPF
22 22 (22.92%) BGP
22 22 (22.92%) Red Hat

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (46.88%) MS Exchange
2 19 (19.79%) SharePoint
2 19 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (15.63%) IIS
3 15 (15.63%) Lync
4 13 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.25%) Apache
6 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (51.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.54%) SaaS
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (51.04%) SAN
2 40 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
3 30 (31.25%) Firewall
4 26 (27.08%) TCP/IP
5 22 (22.92%) MPLS
5 22 (22.92%) OSPF
5 22 (22.92%) BGP
6 17 (17.71%) EIGRP
7 14 (14.58%) NetScaler
8 11 (11.46%) DNS
9 6 (6.25%) SMTP
10 5 (5.21%) DHCP
10 5 (5.21%) LAN
10 5 (5.21%) VPN
10 5 (5.21%) WAN
11 4 (4.17%) Unified Communications
11 4 (4.17%) H.323
11 4 (4.17%) PBX
11 4 (4.17%) PSTN
12 3 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.17%) Retail
2 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 23 (23.96%) Team Leader
2 21 (21.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 12 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.29%) Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Server Support
7 5 (5.21%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Wintel Support
7 5 (5.21%) Operations Team Leader
7 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
7 5 (5.21%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Data Centre Technician
8 4 (4.17%) Server Support Technician
8 4 (4.17%) Server Technician
8 4 (4.17%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) LAMP
2 2 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.25%) Clustering
2 14 (14.58%) EqualLogic
3 8 (8.33%) Social Media
4 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.17%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) iPhone
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 85 (88.54%) Windows
2 31 (32.29%) Linux
3 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.08%) UNIX
9 1 (1.04%) CentOS
9 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) ITIL
2 26 (27.08%) Load Balancing
3 16 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.63%) Change Control
5 13 (13.54%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.38%) CRM
6 9 (9.38%) Business Continuity
7 8 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.29%) Project Management
9 6 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.21%) Change Management
11 4 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.17%) ITIL V3
12 3 (3.13%) High Availability
12 3 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (3.13%) Service Management
12 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
12 3 (3.13%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.13%) Migration
12 3 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.25%) Java
2 6 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (1.04%) VBScript
4 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (86.46%) MCSE
3 47 (48.96%) CCNA
3 47 (48.96%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (35.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 29 (30.21%) MCITP
6 24 (25.00%) CCNP
7 21 (21.88%) CCSA
7 21 (21.88%) CCSE
8 18 (18.75%) MCP
9 17 (17.71%) RHCA
9 17 (17.71%) RHCE
10 8 (8.33%) MCTS
11 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (5.21%) CCA
11 5 (5.21%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.13%) CCIE
13 2 (2.08%) MCDST
13 2 (2.08%) Degree
14 1 (1.04%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (47.92%) Active Directory
3 21 (21.88%) Hyper-V
4 14 (14.58%) XenApp
5 10 (10.42%) XenServer
6 7 (7.29%) vSphere
7 4 (4.17%) UAG
7 4 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.04%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (20.83%) SCCM
2 8 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 6 (6.25%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.08%) SCOM
4 2 (2.08%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 59 (61.46%) VMware
3 56 (58.33%) Citrix
4 52 (54.17%) Cisco
5 25 (26.04%) CheckPoint
6 22 (22.92%) Red Hat
7 14 (14.58%) Juniper
8 10 (10.42%) Symantec
9 8 (8.33%) Dell
10 4 (4.17%) Siemens
10 4 (4.17%) Mitel
10 4 (4.17%) LANDesk
10 4 (4.17%) Polycom
11 3 (3.13%) Veeam
12 2 (2.08%) SonicWALL
12 2 (2.08%) NetApp
12 2 (2.08%) IBM
12 2 (2.08%) Sun
13 1 (1.04%) HP
13 1 (1.04%) BMC
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
DP Connect
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago